ITFC header intro

Publications & Reports

Plant harvest impacts and sustainability in BINP, S.W. Uganda

Year of publication
2006

Sustainable utilization of forest resources has been widely adopted as a conservation strategy, but that sustainability has rarely been empirically tested. Plant resource extrac- tion from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (BINP) by local communities has been legalized and controlled in areas called multiple use zones (MUZs).

Links between anthropogenic perturbations and benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages in Afromontane forest streams in Uganda

Year of publication
2006

Relationships between environmental variables and benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages were investigated among several sites that varied in disturbance history in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, an Afromontane site in East Africa. Environmental variables were correlated with the level of past catchment disturbance – logging, agricultural encroachment, and present tourism activity.

Census of the mountain gorilla Gorilla beringei beringei population in BINP, Uganda

Year of publication
2006

Mountain gorillas Gorilla beringei beringei are Critically Endangered, with just two small populations: in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in south-western Uganda and the nearby Virunga Volcanoes on the borders with Rwanda and Uganda. A survey of the Bwindi population was carried out in 2002 and results were compared with the previous census in 1997.

Abundance, Distribution, Utilisation and Conservation of Sinarundinaria alpina in Bwindi and Mgahinga Forest National Parks, S.W Uganda.

Year of publication
2005

Sinarundinaria alpina (Schumann) C.S. Chao & Renvoise, a tropical African montane bamboo, is heavily used by local communities for household items such as granaries, baskets, ropes and trays. This article presents the results of a study carried out on the abundance, distribution and utilisation of S. alpina in Bwindi and Mgahinga National Parks. 

Gap characteristics and regeneration in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (BINP), Uganda

Year of publication
2004

Before Bwindi Impenetrable forest, Uganda, became a national park in 1991, there was a high level of human activity in much of the forest, especially cutting of large trees for timber by pitsawyers. This created extensive gaps in this tropical Afromontane rain forest. We quantified and compared tree regeneration in three sites that were logged at different intensities.

Habitat selection by elephants in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, S.W Uganda

Year of publication
2000

Elephants’ preference for certain habitats of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is discussed in relation to seasonality in plant production. Bamboo forest is favoured during the wet seasons because of the presence of young bamboo shoots. Chrysophyllum dominant mixed forest around Mubwindi Swamp is the best available habitat, especially during the dry periods